Experienced Australian Formula 3 racer Jordan Oon picked up two first place trophies on his annual visit to the Dubai Autodrome this weekend.
However, he was pushed very hard by Poland's Alex Karkosik who is being trained by the GulfSport team as part of his winter season with the Formula Gulf Academy.
Team Principal, Martin Hope said "We were delighted when Jordan Oon, who is the lap record holder here, decided to enter this event as it gives all of our less experienced drivers a benchmark to aim for".
In the first qualifying practise, Jordan claimed pole position with a stunning lap of 2:00.432 which was just a quarter of a second slower than the lap record he set a year ago.
Round 3 of the of the Championship got off to a great start with Jordan being chased hard by Alex Karkosik who managed to take the lead on lap 3. The UAE's Saeed Al Ali was also able to take third place from Saudi driver Omar Gazzaz. But on Lap 6 the Australian overtook Karkosik and held the lead to claim victory from the Polish driver. Gazzaz finished third ahead of Al Ali having regained his place on Lap 8.
After a second qualifying practise, Jordan Oon led the pack away for Round 4 but was soon overtaken by Karkosik with Gazzaz in third, Al Ali fourth and Nabil Zakir Hussain in fifth. But it was all change on Lap 5 as Jordan and Gazzaz both got past Alex Karkosik who went wide at turn 16. But just three laps later Karkosik caught and passed Gazzaz to finish second behind Jordan Oon. Rookie driver Hussain put in very impressive laps some 3 seconds faster than his quali times, showing great improvement from constant support from the GulfSport training team.
Rounds 5 & 6 take place on January 28th 2017.